Who says that all holiday desserts have to be a heart attack on the plate? I make desserts about every week. There are many substitutions you can make to reduce the calories level without loosing the taste. When I had my holiday baking business a few before my Naturalsis72 creations took over. I would make about 40-50 desserts between Thanksgiving and New Years. The thing I heard most from customers were, “ We love these desserts because they aren’t so sweet but full of flavor.” I have some cool substitutes for heavy calories without compromising taste.
So, I thought I share my Peach Cobbler recipe that is always a winter on the table but not a killer on your hips…lol.
What you need…
2 –cans of peaches in light syrup
¾ -cups organic sugar or regular sugar if you like
1 –tsp of lemon juice
1 – tsp of cinnamon, nutmeg
1 – tablespoon of vanilla flavor
1 –pinch of salt (helps break down the fruit)
1 –premade double crush pie shell or 1 box of the rolled dough.
½ -cup of flour
1 ½ -cup of water
Set your pie crust out so that it will get soft, while peaches are cooking.
Open cans of peaches and pour out all the syrup….your’e going to make your own.
Pour in a pot, on medium heat.
Add sugar, lemon juice, vanilla, spices, salt and stir for about 5 minutes until it starts to bubble.
Now in a mixing bowl mix flour and water until blended, then add to peach mixture.
Stir and reduce heat until a thick syrup begins to create.
Taste to see if it is sweet enough for you, if not add a tad bit of sugar.
Get your long foil –throw away pan. So you don’t have to wash it when the pie is GONE!
Preheat Oven to 375’
Take one pie crust and stretch it to cover the bottom of the pan, it may not cover the sides but that’s ok.
Then pour your peach mixture into the pan on top of the crust.
Then cut strips out of the other pie crust and lay on top anyway you’d like.
Make sure you have a pan beneath your pie so it doesn’t overflow onto your oven when it bubbles.
Cook for 45 minutes until crust is brown at the top. Voila’
Enjoy your delicious cobbler with less sugar, no butter, less a lot of dough…